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Vaccination Volunteering

One of my dental colleagues recently asked for volunteers from the profession to assist in the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination. As dental professionals, we are aptly placed to assist in this role from the things we do in our everyday work – We deal with patients day in, day out We screen patient…

We are open as usual!

Hello, Following on from the most recent lockdown announcement, we can confirm that our practice remains open as normal and that you can leave your home to attend an appointment. We will continue to carry out a Covid risk assessment prior to your appoint, however if anything changes, please let us know. You should still…

Welcome to the new College of General Dentistry

There are approximately 12,500 dental practices in the UK. 90% of all dentists work in these general practices with the remaining 10% working in hospitals, academia or specialist practices. Yet up to now there has not been a College exclusively dedicated to general dentistry to foster the professional development of those 90% of dentists. That…

We are safe, open and here for you

To our loyal patients, We are writing to reassure you that in line with the latest Government rules, our dental practice will remain open during the second national lockdown for routine and emergency dental care. We would like to thank all of those patients who have been to see us during this pandemic and to…

What’s the Plan?

(Image left shows “The morning’s PPE aprons cleaned and drying”) Straightaway, it is important to emphasise the patience and understanding of all our patients during this crisis has been unbelievable. Without that support a difficult situation could have had dire consequences and the genuine prospect of having to close the practice for good has been…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Current status: Re-Opened 15th June *** Please do NOT attend the practice without an appointment *** We’re back! (Although not back to normal) Firstly, I’d like to thank you all for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. I hope you and your loved ones are well and continue to stay safe. Indeed, remaining…

Update on COVID-19 Pandemic

“Nobody told me there’d be days like these………………..strange days indeed!” Those of the words of John Lennon in his 1980 song “Nobody Told Me”. How prophetic and even if someone had told you,  would you have believed them? Since the lockdown began I have been manning the phone lines and taking phone calls from my…

40 Years On…………….

September 1979 and The Police are at number one with “Message in a Bottle”. A young, fresh faced 19 year old version of me left Liverpool to begin university, studying Dentistry at the London Hospital Medical College and ready to embrace all the new knowledge about to come along. So much has changed and yet…

Talk about Putting Your Foot in It

Following on from my last blog in which I related the sorry tale of how a patient had injured themselves whilst brushing their teeth, I have a further dentally related injury to report. At his last exam one of my patients was delighted to tell me how impressed he was with his new electric toothbrush…